Hadassah had an evening of laughs at the Coho Theater tonight while watching two Jewish female comics of Portland who did stand-up comedy. They called themselves the Jewish American Princesses of Comedy. Wendy Westerwelle and Francine Raften put on a wonderful night telling great jokes, some of which were a little raw, while honoring the old time queens of Jewish comedy, such as Belle Barth, Totie Fields, Pearl Williams and others. We were able to appreciate them with on screen videos of their acts.
Some of the Hadassah ladies started out having dinner together and then going to the theater. In the picture you see Lily Jameson, Diana Lindmann and her sister, Tamara next to Lily and two friends of Diana's. There was mandelbrat passed out to the audience along with Manischewitz wine in the 2nd act, and afterwards another Hadassah member brought cheese, crackers, and fruit to nosh on while kibitzing about the acts. We definitely didn't starve. A great time was had by all. One- fourth of the cost of the ticket went to our Hadassah fund as a donation.